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Biotech Industry Overview
Biotech jobs blend engineering and technology with biology, genetics and biochemistry to come up with solutions to challenges in human and animal health, and to develop new crops, fuels, medicines and other products.
Jobs in biotech involve research where the characteristics of living things are modified for scientific purposes. Potential products are identified, tested, moved through regulatory approval, marketed and manufactured. A specialist combining a career in biotech with a second career focus such as compliance, sales or IT handles each of those steps.
Biotechnology jobs can touch many areas:
Biological technicians work on research lab tasks like setting up equipment, running tests and reporting results. In the lab, biochemists, bioengineers and biophysicists work on research and development projects.
Other biotech careers focus on products:
- In a regulatory compliance job, you work to gain government approval of new products.
- Biotech marketing jobs involve sales.
- Bioinformatics jobs apply information technology to scientific discovery.
- Medical scientist jobs focus on ways fight diseases.
- Natural sciences manager jobs combine business and science.
Biotech Job Market
More firms are entering the biotechnology industry, creating new jobs for people interested in developing medicines, improving crops and finding alternative energy sources. But more students are opting to work in biotech as well, creating competition for jobs in biotechnology.
The federal government funds much of US biotech, so biotech employment is heavily influenced by federal budget decisions.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that between 2010 and 2020:
- Jobs for biological technicians will grow 14 percent.
- Jobs for biochemists and biophysicists will grow 31 percent; however, that growth translates to only 7,700 jobs over the decade because the occupation is small.
- Jobs for microbiologists will grow 13 percent.
- Jobs for medical scientists will grow 36 percent, mostly in private industry.
- Jobs for natural sciences managers will grow by just 8 percent due to outsourcing.
Biotechnology salaries depend in large part upon how much education is required. According to the BLS, the 2011 median salaries for some common biotech jobs were:
- Biological technician: $39,480
- Microbiologist: $65,230
- Medical scientist: $76,130
- Biochemist and biophysicist: $79,230
- Natural sciences manager: $114,770, which is among the highest biotech salary.
The Assistant Scientist- Stability Testing for Mikart, Inc. AR&D Department is responsible for testing incoming stability samples for pharmaceutical dosage forms (solid and liquid oral dosages), as well as performing analytical work as needed to support the workload. General analyses include: 1. The use of all laboratory equipment used in routine sample analyses (e.g., HPLC, UPLC, GC, UV-VIS Spect...
Our client in the South San Francisco area is looking for a Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate to join their team. Research Associate/ Sr. Research Associate, Protein Expression Duties: - Experience in protein expression and purification to support the Protein Biochemistry group. - Work with expression and recovery of antibodies and other therapeutic proteins - Support the expression an...
Position Description: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is launching a new engineered stone countertop product line. The R & D Engineer will have the responsibility of solving problems in the scale up to industrial production. (S)he will be able to modify the formula to adapt the product to new environmental conditions, aesthetic requirements, or applications by modifying the components of the pro...
R&D Chemist -Levlad This position is responsible for researching & developing creative products working closely with Marketing and customers. The job also entails ensuring that formulas meet expected performance, safety and Regulatory requirements so that they can be produced in manufacturing. This position reports directly to the R&D Sr Manager. Responsibilities: Formulate from concept to finish...
Microbiologist Job Title: Microbiologist Department: Quality Control Lab Reports To: Quality Control Manager FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Summary Perform allQuality Control laboratory functions including: · Research, development, and documentation of lab methods · Execution of lab methods for all required ingredients and finished products · Reporting lab results · Control of documents and records · Cor...
Your skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Experis knows how and where to get you where you want to go. The idea of being a part of a dynamic and rapidly gro...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders In House Senior Clinical Scientist New York, NY; Hoboken, NJ Contract N/A Posted 5/23/2013 Erin Beagle is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Erin Apply Job Details If you are a Senior Clinical Scientist or Sr CRA with some management experience, a strong monitoring background, and you have experienc...
The Rockefeller University, a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, seeks an Electronic Research Administration Specialist to join Sponsored Research and Program Development. This position supports SR-PD staff and world-class investigators and their laboratories in performing electronic research administration and working with System to System (S2S)...
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation is seeking a Clinical Coordinator to support the Department of Clinical Investigations (DCI), located at the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DCI. Incumbent is responsible for coordinating the activities associated with treating patients for clinical trials and assuring th...
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Growing commercial laboratory is seeking a full time PCR Molecular Biology Lab Manager. The PCR Lab Manager will be responsible for the sample analysis, QA/QC, reporting, client interaction/customer service and managing a small staff. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Microbial and bioaerosol prep and analysis of samples for both fungi and bacteria, environmental pathogens. Food pat...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Health and Safety Manager to work for a leading Bay Area biotechnology company. Health and Safety Manager BioPhase Solutions is recruiting for a Health and Safety Manager with our client located in Sacramento, CA. This position is full-time, direct-hire and...
Clariant is a global leader in the field of specialty chemicals. Strong business relationships, commitment to outstanding service and wide-ranging application know-how make Clariant a preferred partner for its customers. Clariant, which is represented on five continents with over 100 group companies, employs around 22,000 people. Clariant's Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) is...
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, was founded in 1989 to create advanced, novel medicines to treat complex and challenging diseases. We are the pioneer in the discovery and development of antisense drugs with more than 1600 patents. Isis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence....
Our Nutritional Client seeks a Product Development Scientist for their Utah Facility. You will Formulate and provide technical support for nutritional products and dietary supplements. Product lines are traditional solid dosage products (tablets, capsules, softgels). execute all aspects of formulation from bench top to manufacture. Independently develop and understand the design of experimental wo...
Sr. Resource Analyst - EHSS - 75762 Organization: CF-Office of Chief Financial Off The selected candidate will be matrixed from the CFO Field Operations Unit to the Environment/Health/Safety/Security (EHSS) Division and Protective Services Department (PS), reporting to the EHSS Principal Resource Analyst and operating within the Lab’s financial policies and procedures, provides detailed and compre...
Assist in the operation of the Solids Distillation System (SDS) and the operation of the Distillation Column during the one year training period. Assist the SDS supervisor with all essential duties and responsibilities during the training period. Monitor all operations related to SDS and Distillation Column and make adjustments as needed to ensure safe and efficient continued operations (i.e. cont...
Senior Biostatistician (Senior Manager) Role Description To lead and perform statistical activities on the assigned project/protocols, including input to clinical design, prepare statistical section of protocol, Statistical Analysis Plan, Statistical Analysis Report, Statistical programming for key statistical techniques to be used in trial analysis and other statistical activities associated with...
Senior Associate, SAS Programming This individual will be responsible for SAS programming Role Senior Statistical Analyst Role Description To lead and perform statistical activities on the assigned project/protocols, including input to clinical design, prepare statistical section of protocol, Statistical Analysis Plan, Statistical Analysis Report, Statistical programming for key statistical techni...
We are seeking a strong SAS Programming Leader to serve our global pharmaceutical clients. He or she will be accountable to set the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Programming to build capability and capacity for the MW deliveries, ensure quality of service delivery and meeting client SLAs and KPIs by becoming a successful interface between the Cognizant team and internal (Account Managers & Delive...
A full-time position is available as a research assistant in experimental studies of human sensory perception at the John B. Pierce Laboratory, a nonprofit interdisciplinary research institute affiliated with Yale University. The Pierce Laboratory is devoted to the study of biological, psychological, and behavioral interactions with the environment and their influence on human health. The availabl...
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